Extracurricular Activities

mckinley has a variety of extracurricular activities


There are a variety of extracurricular activities in which students can participate.  Interscholastic sports are available only to 7th and 8th grade students but other extracurricular activities are open to all grades.  Activity information included in the announcements scrolling on the TV monitors.  If you have any questions, contact Mr. Mark Kenny, Activities Director, at 558-4153; mkenny@cr.k12.ia.us  


By Audition

  • Chamber Orchestra - auditions will be after school on October 25.  See Mr. Mnayer, for more information.

  • Classic Edition (Show Choir) - auditions will be November 13-16.  CLICK HERE for more information.  

  • Jazz Band -  Auditions have been held.   See Mrs. Driskell for more information.  

  • Peter and the Starcatcher (play).  Auditions have been held.  Performances will be October 26 and 27.

  • Variety Show.  Fundraiser for Fine Arts department.  Auditions will be January 29 and 30.   Performance is March 6.  



  • Girls Who Code Group -  For girls who want to learn more about computers and coding.  Group meets on Monday's after school.  See Mrs. Gardner, librarian, for more information.

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Open to all students.   See Mr. Tower for more information.  

  • Robotics - Sign-up has passed.   See Mrs. Clendineng for more information.  

  • Student Council - Please see Mr. Guy for more information.

  • Yearbook - Please see Mrs. Sorgenfrey, Counselor, for more information.


Extracurricular Eligibility Policy

The transition to the Learner Centered Assessment and Reporting model allows a more complete picture of a student's learning.  Additionally, it provides a method by which a student can reflect on his/her progress towards developing skills essential for a successful career in the working world.  The coaches and directors at McKinley find that fostering these skills through our athletic and fine arts programs as well as our after school activities is critical for the long term success of our students as they make the transition to high school and adulthood.  As a result mcKinley's Extracurricular Eligibility Policy will reflect our desire to have students perform at high levels both academically and behaviorally.


Eligibility:  For a student to be considered eligible for athletic contests, extracurricular fine arts performances, clubs and activities the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Passing grade in all classes.

  • Detention(s) must be served prior to participation in all extracurricular activities.  Coaches and parents will be notified of student detentions.

Eligibility Deadline:  Student eligibility will be examined every Thursday.  Students who do not meet these expectations will be ineligible for the following week's competitions, performances, etc.  If the student demonstrates they meet the requirements before a competition, it is the responsibility of the teacher to notify the coach of the student's eligibility.